Monday, September 29, 2014
Friday, September 26, 2014
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Love is all there is!
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Monday, September 22, 2014
Friday, September 19, 2014
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
I cannot see it that effectively so I'll leave that for you to observe... quietly please.
What I can tell you is Majic does happen to me rather frequently.
And very colourful Majic. For instance after a very long but fruitful day plugging away at Majic Carpet Dye business, I laid down to rest.
This is what happened. Yes, without trickery, lights, drugs or Photoshop.
And not only once...
But twice and with different colourways. It made me laugh.
We feel deliciously colour blessed here.
And I'm glad to report it was not coming from my arse but from more heavenly heights.
If you want to be in such an awesome space when you dye I suggest you go to www.wandaworks.ca
Our dyes, the Majic Carpet Dyes, formerly owned and operated by Rittermere Hurst Field are ready for sale.
Questions? We have a list of FAQs right here.
Want to join our club for Majic Carpet Dye users? There is nothing else like this around for other brands. It is already amazing and I have many great plans for it and it's completely free. It's in my online school The WandaWay Studio Go to the Classrooms to look for The Majic Carpet Club to sign up.
Hmmmm what dyeing tidbit will I share tonight.....
OK I don't know if you always do this but I think it is one of the most important tricks to foster when dyeing.... As soon as you take the lid off your dye jar - measure quickly - and get the lid back on pronto.
If you spill that stuff or something drops in it to contaminate your colour you will feel sorry.
Lid off, lid back on before you do another thing.
How about a pretty colour to dye tomorrow?
If you really enjoy delightful dyeing I know you will devore my dyeing column in The Welcome Mat. Currently I'm comparing three dye company's ( Cushing/ ProChem/ Majic) main colours for leads on how to sub them for each other. It is called Colour Craft and contains great recipes and hints on how to handle bright strong colours too. I think you'd love it. We are also playing with my Point Method of dyeing, video instructions and recipes, so much fun!
See you there!
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
We have been working very hard to get ready.
We are thankful for your patience with my one leggedness and interest in our new product at WandaWorks. Our strengths are different than Rittermere Hurst Field's were and this necessitates changes. We know you'll understand we all need to foster our specialities and work with our greatest aptitudes. We hope these changes will be welcome ones.
Here are the answers to FAQs we've had lately.
How do we order?
We are a mail order business. We have no phone. You can order online on our website or download an order form to mail or write by snail mail or email us and request a form. Our email is firstname.lastname@example.org
What can we order?
You can order the regularly sized Majic Carpet jars with 2/3 oz dye or bigger jars with 1,1/3 oz dye or refill for the 2/3 oz jar.
You can order glauber salts and citric acid soon. Dye lessons, formula collections are available in PDF form to purchase too.
When can we order?
We would like you to order starting Thursday September 18th at www.wandaworks.ca
You can look around our website now but we are still in the process of polishing some areas such as shipping which might be crucial in your order.
I'd like to place a wholesale order.
We are not wholesalers. This is not part of our business dynamic but welcome any all orders including those that will stock your shelves. Please add what you need to to recover costs and profit.
Can I buy big jars like you use?
Yes you can upon special request. There is no discount on these products. You pay by the unit measure which is 2/3 oz.
Can I be your US distributor?
We have no plans to seek special distribution at this time.
Can I get a discount if I'm a teacher?
I've long thought teachers don't charge enough for classes if they are dependant on discounts from suppliers to aid their paycheck. We will be looking at this in future to see if my bad attitude needs refining. Mind you I can have this attitude as I am a teacher of many years. As a business person I would need to raise the price for everyone to accommodate this discount. I'd rather not.
Our thrust with this new venture is to offer not only dyes to the home dyer but information, affirmation and support with their dyeing ventures. We want to be in direct contact with our consumers. We love these dyes. We want to feel the Majic with you and bring even more of it to your dyeing life.
Let's Talk About Yellow Now
Majic Carpet Yellow is a low acid reactive dye.
This means you add no acid during the dye bath process, that the more acid you add the less likely it is to work. Adding a lid on the other hand is a great idea as Yellow loves a very high heat, greater than a simmering can provide. A lid on let's steam act to raise temperatures beyond the boiling point.
Even when I'm using a tremendous amount of Yellow, say 1 tbsp or more, I would only add acid when the water is almost clear.
When doing a spot dye, I do not add acid along with the yellow dye. The high heat and neighbouring acidity is enough to have it strike to the wool.
Yesterday an anonymous Pear Maker asked if our recipe Caryn would make a good pear (use the refill link above to see it.)
Today I'm sharing some info on make good yellows in case a golden pear is what was required.
I hope this help you out Dear Pear Hooker.
Monday, September 15, 2014
Saturday, September 13, 2014
And it is also time on The Welcome Mat for our free Fall Spirit Animal pattern. I love this series we have, we do so many amazing renditions of these patterns.
This year Caryn Devlin of The Wool Garden has drawn The Spirit Hare for us.
Here is part of this amazing pattern.
And best of all, this week our newest addition to WandaWorks, Majic Carpet Dyes is ready to launch.
|Have you got your ticket to ride ?|
I'm excited to announce our countdown for online sales of The Majic, (the Majic Carpet Dyes) on my website starting September 18th, only 5 more days to wait!
Want to ride the Majic Carpet with me? I'll be pulling some rabbits out of hats for you with formulas and dye instruction each week in The Wanda Way Studio ( my school for rug hooking online).
I've started a club there for all things Majical..... go here to join us, it is free and there are formulas and boons posted each week for all to use. Look for The Majic Carpet Club.
I'll continue to support all things dyeing on The Welcome Mat and in RHM.
Have a great week!
Monday, September 8, 2014
We made a bustle, a ball skirt with feathers stitched into the fancy gathered waistband, and her name was stitched there too. And a blouse with amazing Mood Fabric buttons.